Gangtey Monastery, Gangtey

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#9 of 18 in Historic Sites in Bhutan
Take in the ornately decorated architecture of Gangtey Monastery, which dates back to 1614 and sits in a picturesque pine forests. An important Buddhist school as well as a place of worship, this monastery hosts several significant festivals throughout the year. For Gangtey Monastery and beyond, use our Wangdue Phodrang District vacation route planner to get the most from your Wangdue Phodrang District vacation.
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  • July 28, 2017
    A 2-3 hour drive across breathtaking valley view, flowing streams, and steep inclines, culminates at this wonderful monastery located inside a small village in Gangtey Valley (some even call this Phob...  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    I visited the Monastery after hiking from the Phobjekha Valley. The hike was pleasant and not very long. The Monastery was pleasant but nothing special in my opinion. We spent 15 days in Bhutan and vi...  more »
  • June 20, 2017
    This is also known as Gangtey monastery and is located on high ground right in the middle of the Gangteng village , at the entrance to the vast and beautiful Phobjika valley . Gangtey monastery is an ...  more »
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  • August 13, 2017
    A serene place for people from the busy cities and towns. From this place you can have a view of the Black mountain ranges of Bhutan and the beautiful valley around. This place is visited by the famous endangered black necked cranes during winter starting from October. The cranes go round the monastery during their migration. Special functions are conducted in the monastery during Crane festival and Tsechu festival every year.
  • March 30, 2017
    Great and piece full
  • August 6, 2016
    Awesome Place, pretty interesting story behind the monastery. Located in Central Bhutan, in the famous Phobjhikha Valley, which is famous for Black Necked Cranes, in the Wangdue Phodrang district, is a must visit place. This place is famous for Tantric Buddhism. Must visit, especially during winters.
  • November 23, 2016
    Place not to missed while in Bhutan 👍👍👍
  • June 18, 2016
    The seat of Gangteng trulkus

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